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Restoril
(Temazepam)

Amoxapine

Helps you relax and sleep. Restoril (Temazepam) is a good short-term option to help you sleep, but it shouldn't replace good sleep habits.Coming soon.
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Reviews for Restoril (Temazepam)
56%
of people say Restoril (Temazepam) is worth it
56%
say it works well
22%
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Side effects
Restorilamoxapine

We haven’t found good data for Restoril side effects.

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How it works
Restorilamoxapine
Restoril (Temazepam) is a benzodiazepine. It affects chemicals in the brain to calm down your nervous system, helping you sleep and be less anxious.Coming soon.
Type of medication
Restorilamoxapine
Anti-anxiety
Benzodiazepine
Prescription only
Coming soon.
Available as
Restorilamoxapine
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for (click to learn more)
Restorilamoxapine
  • Depression Endogenous depression Severe major depression with psychotic features
Risk factors for serious side effects
Restorilamoxapine
  • Taking more than the prescribed dose
  • Taking longer than 4 weeks
  • History of drug abuse
  • Long-term use
  • Women of childbearing age
  • Alcohol
  • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
    • Taking with alcohol
    • Taking with other drugs that acts in the brain
    • Age 65 or older
    Detailed Restoril (Temazepam) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy category
    Restorilamoxapine
    XFDA pregnancy category (Unsafe)

    Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

    See the FDA package insert
    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    See the FDA package insert
    Alcohol
    • It is not safe to drink alcohol while taking this.
    • Restoril (Temazepam) can make you dizzy and drowsy, especially when combined with alcohol and many other medicines that acts in your brain. It is not recommended for people age 65 years or older.
    No specific alcohol-related info.
    Food
    No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
    Kidneys and liver
    No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
    Sex
    No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.
    Sleep
    • Can be habit-forming, meaning you'll start to rely on Restoril (Temazepam) to sleep.
    • Shouldn't make you drowsy the next day as long as you're using normal doses of it.
    • Use only as needed when you can't sleep.
    • Can cause dizziness and drowsiness, so don't do anything (like driving) after taking it that requires you to focus.
    • Stopping Restoril (Temazepam) suddenly can cause withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, anxiety, agitation, flu-like symptoms, trouble sleeping, and muscle pain or burning. Withdrawal symptoms can last 6 weeks or longer. Work with your doctor to gradually reduce your dose.
    • Restoril (Temazepam) can make you dizzy and drowsy, especially when combined with alcohol and many other medicines that acts in your brain. It is not recommended for people age 65 years or older.
    No specific sleep-related info.
    Weight
    No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    Restorilamoxapine
    • Helps you fall asleep and stay asleep.
    • Can be helpful to reduce anxiety.
    • Shouldn't make you drowsy the next day as long as you're using normal doses of it.
    Coming soon.
    Downsides and risks
    Restorilamoxapine
    • Can be habit-forming, meaning you'll start to rely on Restoril (Temazepam) to sleep.
    • Your body can get used to Restoril (Temazepam) and it may not work as well long-term.
    • It's not recommended for people age 65 years or older.
    • Can't be used by pregnant women since it'll cause harm to the baby.
    • If it's used everyday for more than 2 to 4 weeks and you decide to stop taking Restoril (Temazepam), you'll need to work with your doctor to slowly get off the drug to avoid extra side effects.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    Restorilamoxapine
    • Use only as needed when you can't sleep.
    • Starts working within 45 minutes.
    • Can cause dizziness and drowsiness, so don't do anything (like driving) after taking it that requires you to focus.
    • Take it only if you can get a full night's rest.
    • It is not safe to drink alcohol while taking this.
    • Tell your doctor if you notice any changes to your memory or mood.
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